Activities and Amenities
Attention: Water supply to Poplar Grove is shut down yearly due to winter weather. During the 2014 winter season, Catoctin Mountain Park has also scheduled maintenance to the water supply system. Due to this, no running water will be available from December 2014 through March 2015.
Vehicle access to Poplar Grove is restricted by normal winter road closures. Due to the water system construction project, vehicle access may be restricted as needed. Parking will remain available at Camp Round Meadow. Camp Round Meadow is the normal parking location for campers to hike in during the winter road closures. This is also the normal parking for vehicles in excess of the permitted number of vehicles for Poplar Grove.
The construction area is approximately 200 yards away from the campground. Catoctin Mountain Park expects minimal issues due to noise. The work will be done during normal business hours. Night time work is not scheduled or expected at this time.
ATTENTION : Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground is not available on a Walk-In basis; reservations must be made by phone or online in order to camp at this facility. There is a minimum booking window of 2 days - earliest date to reserve will be 2 days from today.
POPLAR GROVE YOUTH GROUP CAMPGROUND, MD
part ofCatoctin Mountain Park, National Park Service
Status: Open through Sat Feb 28 2015 Season Dates
OverviewPoplar Grove offers youth groups and organizations enjoyable year-round primitive tent camping. Located just five miles from the Catoctin Mountain Park portion of the Appalachian Trail in the rolling hills of Thurmont, Maryland, Poplar Grove allows youth groups to experience traditional wilderness camping.
Poplar Grove offers flat tent areas to accommodate group activities. The campground is surrounded by a rolling landscape, perfect for light hikes.
As a primitive camping area, Poplar Grove encourages kids to use healthy doses of imagination while surrounded by the natural landscape. Nature hikes and campfire circles are popular activities.
Poplar Grove allows youth to connect with nature by offering limited comforts of home. Pit toilets and drinking water are provided. Three expansive sites can accommodate up to 25 visitors each, and multiple sites may be reserved for larger groups.
The Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center is located four miles away and offers interpretive programs. Just three miles away, visitors can enjoy fishing and canoeing at Cunningham Falls State Park. Cunningham Falls charges a daily entrance fee.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Poplar Grove is located on Manahan Road in the western portion of Catoctin Mountain Park. From Route 15, exit at Catocin Mountain Park/Route 77. Travel approximately six miles west, passing the Visitor Center and Park Central Road. Turn right on Foxville-Deerfield Road and bear to the right onto Manahan Road at the fork. Poplar Grove is located about a mile ahead on the gravel road.
Mailing Address:POPLAR GROVE YOUTH GROUP CAMPGROUND
6602 Foxville Rd
Thurmont MD 21788
Phone Number:Project Office: (301)663-9388